C--Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) for Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services for the Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers to Provide Environmental Support to Military, Civil, and Federal Agencies.
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published June 12, 2014 - Deadline July 30, 2014
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
ALL QUESTIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA THE BIDDER INQUIRY IN PROJNET AS DESCRIBED IN THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW. Point of Contact for this announcement is Mrs. Mary Breland. This notice is posted in its entirety and hereby serves as the official solicitation for this project.
CONTRACT INFORMATION: Architect -Engineer (A-E) services are required for an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) to provide environmental support to military, civil, and federal agencies. The A-E will be required to perform services at federal/military projects throughout the world, including the Continental United States, its territories, South and Central America and other world nations. Multiple awards will be made from this solicitation to a combination of Small Businesses and to offerors on an unrestricted basis. The unrestricted basis is open to all interested parties regardless of business size. The small business size standard is a maximum of $14 million in average annual receipts for the preceding 3 fiscal years. All firms responding to this solicitation MUST identify the category(s) for which they wish to be considered. Firms should state the word UNRESTRICTED or SMALL BUSINESS after the solicitation number in PART I, A, Block 3 of form SF 330. A separate response (SF 330) MUST be submitted for each category in which the firm wants consideration. It is the intent to award three (3) contracts on an unrestricted basis and one (1) to Small Business. Only firms considered highly qualified will be awarded a contract. No firm will receive more than one award. The value for each contract awarded on the unrestricted basis will not exceed $3,000,000 over the life of the contract. The intent is to award $1,000,000 in IDIQ contract capacity to a Small-Business. In the event that a contract cannot be awarded to one or the other category, the total of $10,000,000 in IDIQ contract capacity will be awarded to one or more highly qualified firms in the remaining category. Contracts awarded will not exceed a term of five (5) years. Rates will be negotiated for each 12-month period of the contract. Work under this contract to be subject to satisfactory negotiation of individual task orders. Selection of A-E firms is not based upon competitive bidding procedures, but rather upon the professional qualifications necessary for the performance of the required services. All interested A-E firms are reminded that, in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practicable extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Large businesses selected for this contract must comply with FAR 52.219-9 regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan for that part of the work it intends to subcontract. Large business firms selected for this contract will be required to submit a detailed subcontracting plan during contract negotiation. A firm fixed price contract will be negotiated. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541330.
PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E services provided under this contract will comply with, but are not limited to, any or all of the following: (a) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Clean Air Act (CAA); Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA); Clean Water Act (CWA); Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Energy Policy Act 2005; compliance; pollution prevention; restoration; Department of Defense Instruction; Executive Orders; policy, guidance, programmatic and operational program execution strategy; planning; permitting and technical support; environmental management systems; information technology tool refinement, customization, population and implementation; environmental training, outreach, strategy, and awareness; water compliance and reuse plans; vulnerability assessments; compliance assessments; multi media and single media facility audits; environmental baseline surveys; DoD Services; Medical Departments and health services support; audits and assessments; planning studies and evaluations; geographic information system support; compliance monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting. Additional projects may include range and training program support, solid waste, RCRA evaluations, and management plans; DoD awards development; sustainability program initiatives and planning; ozone depleting substance (ODS) evaluations and elimination plans; energy studies and audits; facility evaluations and audits; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) technical support and building commissioning; programmatic support of installation restoration and munitions response compliance cleanup programs; greenhouse gas initiatives; air quality monitoring, testing and permitting; air dispersion modeling; asbestos and lead-based paint sampling and report preparation; and real estate site assessments. (b) Operational Range Assessments for Department of Defense (DoD) installations; range environmental vulnerability assessments; Military Munitions Response Program; DoD Safety and Environmental Regulations and Guidance, other Department of Defense regulations and Executive Orders including but not limited to: DoD Directive 4715.11 -Environmental and Explosives Safety Management on Operational Ranges within the United States; DoD Directive 3200.15 - Sustainment of Ranges and Operating Areas; Sections 311-312 of the National Defense Authorization Act of FY02; DERP Management Guidance, September 2001. (c) Hazardous, toxic and radioactive material/waste site investigations/assessments; remedial investigations and feasibility studies; treatability studies; pilot studies; remedial designs; risk assessments; sampling and analyses; data validation; electronic data management; geotechnical investigations; monitoring well installation; groundwater modeling; groundwater and surface water quality assessments; water reuse initiatives; vapor intrusion monitoring, assessment and modeling. (d) Design and technical services relating to water treatment plant, both potable and industrial; wastewater treatment plants, domestic and industrial; pumping and piping systems, both pressure and gravity flows; hydraulic modeling. The majority of the work will be located in the United States; however, work may be located in Central or South America, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as locations throughout the world as may be assigned to the Mobile District.
SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). Criteria A thru D are primary. Criterion E is secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. A. Professional Qualifications: The selected firm must have, either in-house or through consultants, the following disciplines: (1) Project Manager; (2) Environmental Engineer (registration required); (3) Chemist; (4) Geologist (registration required); (5) Biologist; (6) Certified Industrial Hygienist; (7) Chemical Engineer (registration required); (8) Certified Energy Manager (registration required); (9) Civil Engineer (registration required). In addition to the above disciplines the following specialist are also required. A specialist is defined as having a degree in engineering, geology, or science from an accredited university, has at least five (5) years recent and direct experience, and training in the area of specialization. These specialists are: (10) Air Quality Specialist; (11) Clean Water Act Specialist; (12) RCRA Specialist; and (13) GIS Specialist. Professional registration is required for the Geologist (Professional Geologist PG), all Engineering (Professional Engineer PE) disciplines, and the Certified Energy Manager (Associated Energy Engineers (AEE)). Resumes contained in Standard Form (SF) 330, PART I, Section E, shall be completed for each discipline. ROLE IN THIS CONTRACT, Block 13 under PART I, Section E must use the same discipline nomenclature as is listed in this announcement. If an individual will serve in more than one discipline, then those disciplines shall be clearly indicated in Block 13, PART I, Section E. The evaluation will consider the education, training, registration, overall experience, relevant experience, and longevity with the firm with respect to the proposed key disciplines. As well, the evaluation will consider the firm's recent (within 5 years of the solicitation issuance date) business history with proposed subcontractors. B. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) Demonstrated breadth, knowledge and recent (within 5 years of the solicitation issuance date) experience in the execution of complex environmental compliance, and pollution prevention to include strategy development, plans, data gathering, analysis, evaluations, studies, designs and permitting actions. (2) Demonstrated breadth, knowledge and recent (within 5 years of the solicitation issuance date) direct experience with analyzing and evaluating environmental regulations for implementing studies, designs, and program initiatives for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, DLA and other Department of Defense components, in compliance with DoD instruction, policy and guidance, as well as State, Federal and local criteria. (3) Demonstrated breadth, knowledge and recent (within 5 years of the solicitation issuance date) direct experience with installation sustainability and asset management, GIS and environmental database management in an enterprise environment; CAA, CWA, RCRA (C, D, and I) to include permitting, document updates, revisions, and regulatory coordination. (4) Demonstrated breadth, knowledge and recent (within 5 years of the solicitation issuance date) direct experience providing comprehensive programmatic support of policies, guidance and regulations, and implementation for various DoD services, Installation Management Agencies (IMA), Major Commands, sub-ordinate commands, ODEP, AEC, and/or other military and Federal agencies. C. Capacity to Accomplish the Work: Firms proposing under the unrestricted category shall demonstrate the capacity to accomplish at least four (4) $500,000 individual task orders simultaneously. Firms proposing under the small business category shall demonstrate the capacity to accomplish at least two (2) $500,000 individual task orders simultaneously. D. Past Performance: Past performance on Army and other DOD contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. Evaluations will be based on established ACASS ratings and other credible documentation included in the SF 330. E. Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Women-Owned Small Business Participation: Extent of participation of small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, historically black colleges and universities, and minority institutions in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the total estimated effort.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested Architect-Engineer firms or joint ventures having the capabilities to perform this work as a prime contractor, may submit ONE (1) completed, bound paper copy of their SF 330 (Architect-Engineer Qualifications) for each category (i.e., Small Business, or Unrestricted) in which the firm wishes to be considered, to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, CESAM-EN-DW, ATTN: Mrs. Mary Breland, 109 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36602. SF 330 6/2004 edition must be used, and may be obtained from the Government Printing Office or from the following web site: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486 All firms responding to this solicitation MUST identify the category they wish to be considered. Firms should state the word UNRESTRICTED or SMALL BUSINESS after the solicitation number in PART I, A. Block 3 of form SF 330. A separate response (SF 330) MUST be submitted for each category in which the firm wants consideration. All fonts shall be at least 12 or larger. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches. PART I OF THE SF330 SHALL NOT EXCEED 50 PAGES FRONT SIDE ONLY. Blank sheets/tabs separating the sections within the SF 330 will not count against the maximum page count for PART I. Include DUNS number in SF330 PART I, Section B, Block 5. A firm located within the United States may obtain a DUNS number by calling Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 or via the Internet at http://www.dnb.com/us/. If the firm is located outside the United States, the local Dun and Bradstreet office should be contacted. The organization chart required in section D and the matrix required as Section G, Part I of the SF330 may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bounded in the SF330 at the proper location, and counted as one page. A maximum of TEN (10) projects of the prime, the subcontractor(s), or both will be reviewed in PART I, Section F. Of these 10 a minimum of 6 projects from the prime must be completed. Use no more than one page per project. It shall be noted that a task order executed under an Indefinite Delivery Contract is considered a Project. The 10 projects shall specifically address the following areas of emphasis: 3 projects - Complex Environmental Compliance/Reporting/Permitting; 1 project - GIS/Data management; 2 projects - Clean Air Act; 2 projects - Clean Water Act; 1 project - Pollution Prevention; 1 project - Installation Sustainability/asset management. In Block G-26, along with the name, include the firm with whom the person is associated. A Part II is required for each branch office of the Prime Firm and any Subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract. Submittals must be received no later than 3:00 P.M. Central Time on 31 July 2014. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after this time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.412 will be followed for submittals received after 3:00 P.M. Central Time on the closing date specified in this announcement. This is not a request for proposal. Solicitation packages are not provided. The A-E Evaluation Board (Selection Board) is tentatively scheduled TO COMMENCE ON 04 August 2014. As required by acquisition regulations, interviews for the purpose of discussing prospective contractor qualifications for the contract will be conducted only for those firms considered most highly qualified after submittal review by the selection board. Interviews will be conducted by telephone and will most likely occur the same week that the Selection Board convenes. Phone calls and personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed.
ALL QUESTIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA THE BIDDER INQUIRY PORTAL in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. Questions should be submitted no later than 18 JULY 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time to allow time for a response. On this date and time the portal will be closed. For questions, no other means of communication, e-mail, fax, or telephone will be accepted. To submit and review inquiries, firms will need to be current registered users of the ProjNet system. To register, go to the link above, click the BID tab, select BIDDER INQUIRY, select agency USACE, enter the Bidder Inquiry Key for this solicitation listed below, and your e-mail address, and then click login. Complete all required information and then click CREATE USER. Verify that information on the next screen is correct and click CONTINUE. From this page you can view all bidder inquiries for this solicitation or add an inquiry. Offerors or Bidders will receive an acknowledgement of their question via e-mail, followed by a response to their question after it has been processed by our team.
The Solicitation Number is: W91278-14-R-0062.
The Bidder Inquiry Key is: 56RZ8X-HFYP6X.
Specific Instructions for ProjNet Bid Inquiry Access:
1. From the ProjNet home page linked above, click on Quick Add on the upper right side of the screen.
2. Identify the Agency. This should be marked as USACE.
3. Key. Enter the Bidder Inquiry Key listed above.
4. Email. Enter the email address you would like to use for communication.
5. Click Continue. A page will then open saying that a user account was not found and will ask you to create one using the provided form.
6. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Company, City, State, Phone, Email, Secret Question, Secret Answer, and Time Zone. Make sure to remember your Secret Question and Answer as they will be used from this point on to access the ProjNet system.
7. Click Add User. Once this is completed you are now registered within ProjNet and are currently logged into the system.
Specific Instructions for Future ProjNet Bid Inquiry Access:
1. For future access to ProjNet, you will not be emailed any type of password. You will utilize your Secret Question and Secret Answer to log in.
2. From the ProjNet home page linked above, click on Quick Add on the upper right side of the screen.
3. Identify the Agency. This should be marked as USACE.
4. Key. Enter the Bidder Inquiry Key listed above.
5. Email. Enter the email address you used to register previously in ProjNet.
6. Click Continue. A page will then open asking you to enter the answer to your Secret Question.
7. Enter your Secret Answer and click Login. Once this is completed you are now logged into the system.
A-E firms are requested to review the solicitation and amendments in their entirety, as well as to review the Bidder Inquiry Portal for previous questions and responses, prior to submission of a new inquiry on the Portal.
CAUTION: ANY INQUIRY SUBMITTED AND ANSWERED WITHIN THIS SYSTEM, WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO VIEW BY ALL INTERESTED OFFERORS OR BIDDERS ON THIS SOLICITATION.
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